Athletes are embracing IV drips
The latest craze in the US is the proliferation of mobile IV drip units attending major running events, offering runners the chance to jump start their recovery process.
Athletes have been using saline-only IVs to rehydrate after a big event for some time, but we are now seeing sports people, of all disciplines and at all levels, turn to nutrient IV drips for an even more speedy recovery.
What Are the Athletic Benefits of IV Drips?
- Quicker rehydration – After a major sporting event is key to a quick recovery as your muscles burn through fluids while in action.
- Recovers lost nutrients – The body also depletes its levels of nutrients to power your metabolism. Your metabolism is the body’s powerhouse, converting carbs, fats and proteins into the energy you need, and this action requires certain vitamins and minerals.
- Improves nutrient absorption – Another benefit to IV drips is that it delivers the necessary nutrients directly into the bloodstream, bypassing the gastrointestinal tract. One effect on the body of strenuous exercise is to direct blood away from the stomach and to the muscles, which can make it difficult for the stomach to absorb nutrients directly after this activity. Furthermore, it’s well known that the digestive system can be a barrier to absorbing high levels of nutrients so much of the goodness is flushed out of the body naturally.
What IV Drips Are Best for Athletes?
At IV Boost UK we offer the Performance Booster IV drip, which can be beneficial to all those that take their sport seriously. It delivers the key energy-production vitamins and minerals your body has just depleted, helping you bounce back quicker. It also assists in maintaining your immune system. Although regular exercise can in itself boost the immune system, strenuous exercise can deprive the body of what it needs for regular function of our immunity.
Another IV drip we offer that has been found to be beneficial to athletes is the Myers Cocktail. This is the original nutrient intravenous therapy that was developed over 30 years ago and it includes many of the important B vitamins, selenium, vitamin C and magnesium.
Magnesium is a powerful nutrient with many benefits; it contributes to a reduction of tiredness and fatigue, the normal function of muscle contraction including the heart muscle, electrolyte balance, as well as our energy-yielding metabolism.
As well as our standard IV drips, at IV Boost UK we can provide bespoke intravenous therapy to suit your needs and requirements.